Skyrim:Resist Magic

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SR-icon-spell-Magic Hat.png Resist Magic
School Restoration
Type Defensive
ID 00039e51
Base Cost 1
Base Mag 1
Base Dur 60
ID 000b7a35
Base Cost 19
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Built-In Potions

Alchemy description: Resist <mag>% of magic for <dur> seconds.
Enchanting description: Increases Magic Resistance by <mag>%.

Resist Magic gives the target <mag>% reduction in the damage inflicted by offensive spells. For example, if you have 50% Resist Magic with no other resistances and are hit by a spell dealing 30 points of magical damage, you only receive half the points of damage (15) instead of the full 30. It also reduces the duration of the Paralyze spell.

[edit] Alchemy

The following alchemy ingredients can be used to create a potion of Resist Magic:

[edit] Enchanting

The following items use this effect, allowing the player to disenchant them and create custom enchanted items:

  • All varieties of Necklaces, Rings, and Shields of Dwindling Magic, of Resist Magic, of Waning Magic, of Magic Abatement, of Magic Suppression, and of Nullification.

A second version of the effect is available from one item (see Bugs below for details):

Artifacts and unique items that use the effect but cannot be disenchanted include:

[edit] Blessings and Powers

[edit] Notes

  • Resist Magic is capped at 85%, meaning you cannot gain magic immunity through Resist Magic alone.
  • Resist Magic is factored independently of Resist Fire, Resist Frost, and Resist Shock effects, meaning elemental resistance is factored after Magic Resistance has been applied. A 100-point Fire spell would deal only 15 damage with full Magic Resistance, and Fire Resistance can reduce that 15 points by 85%, down to 2.25 points for 97.75% total resistance.

[edit] Bugs

  • Two versions of Resist Magic are actually available for enchanting. The statistics above are for the most common version of the effect. A second version is only available from one item: the Shield of Solitude. The shield can be disenchanted, making its effect available for custom enchantments. With an enchanting skill of 100 and 5/5 Enchanter perk, with no other modifiers, and using a Grand Soul gem, the Shield of Solitude version provides a 25% resistance to magic, versus the 20% of the standard enchantment. Using the Extra Effect perk and both versions on the same item, it can therefore be used to create a single item (shield, necklace, ring) of up to 45% Resist Magic, before any enchantment modifiers.
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